I just want to do a brief update from the RT convention where I'm having a fabulous time with fans and fellow authors. It the end of my second day here and i have some news to upload.
First of all, in appreciation of the fact that my swag is pretty much gone I've decided to give my fans a real treat. For the next couple of weeks I am putting special pricing on some of my work as a thank you. The Girl In The Box, my Gaian short story, is marked FREE at All Romance Ebooks. In addition, my sexy story about history's most self-centered man finding real love, Violet Among The Roses, is 99 cents. That's right, an entire novel for less than one dollar, at Amazon and All Romance Ebooks.
My Shrinky-dink book-cover charms have been very popular at the convention so I'm putting a link here to the video I shot while making them. I don't show the entire process but it gives a pretty good description of some critical points. I purchased the ink-jet printable plastic from http://www.shrinkydinks.com (The Magical World of Shrinky Dinks). I then used an image editor to size the book covers to a 1.5 inch width and lightening it enough so that when the plastic shrank the resulting cover would be close to the original. I found increasing brightness by 70% and upping the contrast by 11 gave me a consistantly good result. The video of the process is on Youtube.